Blu-ray comes to Mac (clones)

Blu-ray comes to Mac (clones)

Psystar logoApple is on the board of directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association, yet they’ve shown ambivalence, or even contempt, for the format. Steve Jobs even said, “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt.” With the newly launched Macbook lineup some expected Blu-ray to finally be included in an Apple product, but this wasn’t the case.

If you have been waiting for a Blu-ray-enabled Mac, Psystar may have your answer. They have released the first OS X compatible computer to offer Blu-ray Disc support.

Psystar’s president Rudy Pedraza mocked Jobs’ statement about Blu-ray, retorting, “Blu-ray has already won the format war. Not only is there fully functional and mature support for Blu-ray in other operating systems but you can now rent Blu-ray discs from almost any rental chain. Blu-ray has become pervasive technology that is being widely adopted by consumers everywhere.”

Since Mac is used quite often for video editing, it is ridiculous that they don’t offer Blu-ray Disc yet.

Source: Press Release

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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One Comment on “Blu-ray comes to Mac (clones)”

  1. What? Apple against something they didn’t invent themselves? I’m speechless. Time to sell Apple stock short for not being innovative.

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